Tag Archives: infill

May 10, 2019

Infill development is currently experiencing a renaissance in the Valley and in metropolitan areas across the U.S. There is no single cause for this. Instead, it is a confluence of economic factors, lifestyle trends, and significant changes in transportation technology and infrastructure. Since the Great Recession in 2008, the trend toward suburban sprawl and new

January 15, 2019

A relic of the Cold-war era, the National Guard Armory building was constructed in the early ‘60’s just west of downtown Phoenix.  The roughly 38,000 sqft building housed everything from a drill hall and rifle range to a library and “chow hall,” while the roughly 5-acre site parked military vehicles and equipment.  When the Department

September 10, 2018

Plans include eventually adding live/work space for artists A Cold War-era armory on Roosevelt Street near Grand Avenue could get a second life as a home for skilled craftworkers and artists. The building was state-owned before Jay Visconti of California-based Northwood Properties bought it with the intent to adaptively reuse the space. The price was

July 23, 2018

The number of projects that involve renovating buildings and turning them into new spaces has climbed steadily since the recession due to newer adaptive-reuse programs. Identifying potential legal issues early can prevent major pain later. Here are five tips to guard against common legal issues when redeveloping and restoring infill properties. Read more…

May 23, 2018

Two Phoenix landmarks in the Melrose District are getting a new lease on life. Melrose Liquors will become a new cafe called the Googie by the end of summer. Read more…

May 17, 2018

Political and economic uncertainty has defined the past year.  With Arizona’s economy showing signs of growth amid low inflation, it seems like a crane casts a shadow over every intersection in downtown Phoenix.  But we are still dealing with an evolving and distressed retail segment and most pencil-pushers are still struggling to understand the implications of

May 2, 2018

An army of red shirts, slogan pin buttons, protest signs and opposition websites. These efforts describe the recent increase in opposition to infill redevelopment, rezoning and community planning. Neighborhood outreach and citizen involvement is a bedrock principle in the development process. By ordinance, local jurisdictions require developers to notify and meet with neighbors for a